JANUARY - MARCH


02 JAN – BEST WISHES FOR A HAPPY, SUCCESSFUL AND PEACEFUL YEAR 2002!

 

Despite terrorism and bombings, aircraft can become again tools for artists and poets.

This is an Haute Voltige commitment!

 

09 JAN – NEW PHOTOS FROM JAPAN

Please visit the website of Mr Sasaki, our aviation friend from Japan, you will see very nice photos taken during our event at Motegi 2001. http://sasaki.cc/motegi2/show01/data/show01.htm

 

15 JAN – CZECH GRAND PRIX CONFIRMED

The 2002 Czech Grand Prix will be held in Brno on May 18-19 and the winner should be awarded the "Martin Stahalik Trophy".

 

18 JAN – YOUNG PILOTS

Important!   Please inform young pilots – all countries concerned.

For a new project (different from the Grand Prix but still in the field of aerobatic competition and displays) we are searching for aerobatic pilots (male and female) with the following labels:

  • Aaerobatic advanced level minimum;
  • Under 26 years of age at the time of application;
  • Holding a commercial pilot licence.

Should you know any young pilot fulfilling these requirements, then please ask him/her to contact us.
The candidate should indicate coordinates, date of birth, aerobatic and total flight hours logged, type of pilot licence, type of aerobatic aircraft flown.

 

29 JAN – DEADLINES…

Last reminder for:

  • Applications to compete in the Grand Prix (eligible competitors).
  • Applications of young aerobatic pilots.

All application forms must reach the Head Office before 15th February 2002.

 

31 JAN – JAPAN GRAND PRIX CONFIRMED

The 2002 Japan Grand Prix, as well as an Haute Voltige Performance, will be held at Twin Ring Motegi on November 01-03, 2002.

 

17 FEB – THE MATADORS

Welcome to the Matadors, the new formation team created by Paul Bonhomme and Steve Jones from Great Britain. They will fly two SU26 in a new livery.

 

18 FEB – HVYP PROJECT

The Haute Voltige Young Pilot project is sponsored by the Haute Voltige group to support young solo aerobatic pilots in their aim to reach FAI World Grand Prix level (top ranking in the World Aerobatic Championships).
All National Air Clubs and CIVA Delegates were contacted and invited to nominate their potential candidates. The selection list closed on 15th February and we congratulate the successful pilots:

Unlimited Category:       
Zach HEFFLEY             (21) from USA.

More details to come in a couple of weeks

Advanced Category:      
Sabina BUCHLI (25) from Switzerland.
Tamàs ROHÀCS            (21) from Hungary.

 

21 FEB – PETER BESENYEI'S BOOK

Don't miss the fantastic book depicting the greatest moments of Peter Besenyei’s career.  The text is in Hungarian but the magnificent photos say it all!  For those who would like to get a copy please contact: appaloosa@axelero.hu

 

13 MAR – FAI WORLD GRAND PRIX WELCOMES OTHER AIR SPORTS

By decision of its Coordinating Committee, the FAI World Grand Prix will open its events to other Air Sports Commissions, in addition to Power Aerobatics which will remain the core of the event. CIVA will still provide the Judges for the aerobatic part of the competition, of course.  Top Parachutists will be the next sportsmen to represent their discipline in the Grand Prix. They should be followed by the most spectacular champions from different airsports.
A few tests will be made in 2002 and the full effect of this decision should appear in 2003.

Calendar Update
On the sunny side (confirmed): Brno Czech Republic, Motegi Japan.
Under the rising sun: Budapest Hungary.
Coming at slow speed: P.R. China.
In the fog:USA (we see nothing coming!).
Back to elections: France (event cancelled by the organisers).

 

25 MAR – ARTISTIC AEROBATICS (Aeromodelling), JOINS THE FAI WORLD GRAND PRIX

The CIAM (International Aeromodelling Commission) approved on Friday 22nd March in Lausanne, the participation of Artistic Aerobatics in the FAI World Grand Prix events.
For more info: http://www.artistic-aerobatics.org/


 
APRIL - JUNE


16 APR – BRNO PROGRAMME

PROGRAMME - A sporting and artistic event

Friday 17 May
Qualification Flights
Haute Voltige® Air Musical "Call of the Skies" rehearsal

Saturday 18 May
Competition flights
Czech Air Force display flights
Haute Voltige® Air Musical "Call of the Skies"

Sunday 19 May
Super Final Competition Flights
Czech Air Force display flights
Haute Voltige® Air Musical "Call of the Skies"
Tribute to Martin Stahalik by the Czech National Aerobatic Team
FAI World Grand Prix Award Ceremony and presentation of the Martin Stahalik Trophy

 

30 APR – BRNO INFORMATION

It is our pleasure to inform you that the 17th FAI World Grand Prix™ will be held at Brno, Czech Republic, on 18th and 19th May 2002. This event is organised in collaboration with the Czech Air Force Benevolent Fund's Agency CAFBF.

Competition
Competition flights will be held in the morning and will involve the following top aerobatic pilots:

Solo pilots
BESENYEI Peter           HUN     Extra 330L
KAIRYS Jurgis               LTU      Juka
KROTOV Alexandre       RUS     Sukhoi 31
MAMISTOV Mikhail        RUS     Sukhoi 31
SCHRODT Klaus           GER     Extra 300S
TCHMAL Viktor    RU    RUS     Sukhoi 31
TIMOFEEV Nikolay        RUS     Sukhoi 31

The winner will be awarded the Martin Stahalik Trophy.

Formation Teams
FLYING BULLS             CZE      Zlin 50LX
MATADORS                  GBR     Sukhoi 26/31
SPACE KNIGHTS          FRA      Acroeze

Competition Demonstration
Remote controlled Aeromodelling - Artistic Aerobatics.
As a demonstration and preview for further participation as competitors, CIAM (International Commission for Air Modelling) arranged for the exhibition of the following pilots:

Airplanes
BESCHORNER Bernd    GER
ZAPLETAL Ales CZE

Helicopters
FEIL Rüdiger                GER
NOVOTNY Petr             CZE

Under discussion is the participation of a German prototype, a turboprop radio controlled helicopter with acrobatic possibilities (first time ever world wide). Weight 7 kg, rotor diametre 1,80 m, power 8 HP, 2 l of kerosen.
Haute Voltige ® Air Musical©.
The new Haute Voltige® Air Musical©"The Call of the Skies" will be displayed in the afternoon.

In addition to aerobatic aircraft and pilots mentioned above the performance will feature:

  • The OcovskÝ bacovia aerobatic group (SVK) with their 4xZlin142 plus 4xAero L-13 Blanik gliders;and also military helicopters and jet aircraft, including:
  • Jet fighters Mig 21, Tornado, F4 Phantom
  • Advanced Light Combat Aircraft L159
  • Helicopters Mi17, Mi24, PZL-W3A Sokol

To support the story
As a complement to recorded music, "Lily Horn is born" - a female sax quartet from Switzerland - will perform live.

  • Lysette WYSS
  • Annette KITAGAWA
  • Fabienne HOERNI
  • Susanne MUELLER.

The organisers expect a public audience on site of 20 to 30'000 people each day.
The Czech national TV will produce a 25-minute programme.
A video of the complete show will be produced and sold after the event by TRAPLET Publications Ltd, a publisher headquartered in England with a network in USA, Australia and New Zealand.

 

04 MAY – JUKA

We are very pleased to announce that Jurgis KAIRYS, the Lithuanian Champion and FAI World Grand Prix Master has manufactured a new competition aerobatic aircraft called the “JUKA”.
The presentation of this new aircraft will be made at Vilnius Airport on May 6th at 1300hrs. Congratulations to Jurgis and best wishes to the Juka!

 

17 MAY – CZECH GRAND PRIX – RESULTS QUALIFICATION FLIGHTS

The qualification flights took place today and here are the results:

Solos
1.         Schrodt
2.         Kairys
2.         Mamistov
4.         Tchmal
5.         Timofeev
6.         Krotov
7.         Besenyei (deadline).

Formation Teams
1.         Matadors
2.         Flying Bulls
3.         Space Knights (deadline).

Today was also the opportunity to rehearse the air theater "The Call Of the Skies" bringing all pilots and music together. Tomorrow, the competition flights will take place in the morning, with the radio control pilots taking part as a demonstration in the Grand Prix for the first time, and the performance will follow in the afternoon.

 

18 MAY – GP N° 018 – RESULTS COMPETITION FLIGHTS 18 MAY

Here are the results of the competition which took place today:

Solos
1.         Schrodt:            11'040 pts
2.         Mamistov:         10'560 pts
3.         Timofeev:           10'545 pts
4.         Tchmal:             10'500 pts
5.         Besenyei:          10'470 pts
6.         Kairys:              10'380 pts
7.         Krotov:                8'205 pts

Formation Teams
1.         Flying Bulls:      10'410 pts
2.         Matadors:          10'095 pts
3.         Space Knights:    8'040 pts

 

The three top solo pilots and the three teams will take part in the Super Final tomorrow. Today's scores will be cumulated with the Super Final scores to determine the winners of the 17th FAI World Grand Prix.

All the aerobatic pilots as well as the radio control pilots and Czech military aircraft took part in the Haute Voltige Performance, telling with music the story "Call Of The Skies", translated in Czech for the occasion!

 

19 MAY – GP N° 018 – FINAL RESULTS - BRNO, CZECH REPUBLIC

Winners:          Solos: Klaus Schrodt               Formation Teams: Flying Bulls

GP No° 017 FAI WORLD GRAND PRIX

 

 

 

 

 

Brno, Czech Republic

 

 

18 - 19 May 2002

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAI WORLD GRAND PRIXCOMPETITION RESULTS

 

Category: Solo Pilots & Formation Teams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FINAL RANKING after Super Final 19 May

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solo Pilots

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name

Nation

Score

Perfection

Aircraft

Points

1

SCHRODT Klaus

GER

21'945

91.44%

Extra 300S

12

2

MAMISTOV Mikhail

RUS

21'375

89.06%

Sukhoi 31

10

3

TIMOFEEV Nikolay

RUS

21'030

87.62%

Sukhoi 31

8

4

CHMAL Viktor

RUS

10'500

87.50%

Sukhoi 31

6

5

BESENYEI Peter

HUN

10'470

87.25%

Extra 330L

4

6

KAIRYS Jurgis

LTU

10'380

86.50%

Juka

2

7

KROTOV Alexandre

RUS

8'205

68.38%

Sukhoi 31

1

Formation Teams

 

 

 

 

 

1

FLYING BULLS

CZE

20'970

87.38%

Zlin 50LX

12

2

MATADORS

GBR

19'905

82.93%

Sukhoi 26/31

10

3

SPACE KNIGHTS

FRA

17'895

74.56%

Acroeze

8

Aircraft Manufacturer

 

 

 

 

 

1

EXTRA

GER

 

 

 

12

2

SUKHOI

RUS

 

 

 

10

Remarks:

  • First Grand Prix held in Central Europe.
  • Martin Stahalik trophy awarded to Klaus Schrodt, winner of the 17th FAI World Grand Prix.
  • Public attendance 15’000.
  • Live broadcast pre-event (3x6min. morning shows), 30 min TV report post event.
  • Weather: Sunny (27°c), clear blue sky.
  • First public display of the Juka aircraft manufactured by J. Kairys with great and spectacular aerobatic performances.
  • Haute Voltige® Performance involving for the first time military aircraft (Mig21, Mi24, Galeb).
  • First operation involving air models. Very successful cooperation.

 

22 MAY – BRNO RESULTS

We are very pleased to announce that Jurgis KAIRYS, the Lithuanian Champion and FAI World Grand Prix Master has manufactured a new competition aerobatic aircraft called the “JUKA”.
The presentation of this new aircraft will be made at Vilnius Airport on May 6th at 1300hrs. Congratulations to Jurgis and best wishes to the Juka!

 

30 MAY – BRNO BROADCAST

A 30 min programme of the Brno event was broadcast on Czech TV last Sunday (26th May) at 16:45 local time. Further to the live TV broadcasts on site and the sports news on several European channels, we are now happy to inform you of the video production made by Traplet (GB - www.traplet.com). This video will be available for sale in the next few weeks in Europe, USA and Australia, via the Traplet network.

 

The calendar has been updated.
Events in Hungary and USA are postponed to 2003 with serious chances of success, PR China/October is cancelled and a final decision regarding Japan and Airshow China (Zhuhai) will be made by the end of June. Meanwhile, artistic creations are going a fantastic way and our two first real "air musicals" with original soundtracks will be finalised and ready to be displayed by October this year.
Let's meet in 2003 to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the first flight of the Wright brothers!

Very much inspired by the aircraft evolutions, the composers are Almadrava from Spain and Lily Horn Is Born from Switzerland.

 

08 JUN – MOTEGI, JAPAN

The 18th FAI World Grand Prix™, named "2002 Haute Voltige® Aerobatics Japan Grand Prix" has been definitely confirmed in a meeting held in Tokyo with Twin Ring Motegi Co. Ltd and the FAI World Grand Prix representatives.

This great event will display the Grand Prix competition and the Air Musicals© "The Call of the Skies" with musical composition by Lily Horn Is Born (Switzerland) and "Dreamings" with musical composition by Almadrava (Spain).

Our participation in Zhuhai Airshow is cancelled.

For clarification... The Haute Voltige® concept has now evolved into three different aspects:

  • Haute Voltige® Aerobatics featuring the FAI World Grand Prix™ competition
  • Haute Voltige® Air Musicals© featuring aircraft flying to original musical compositions
  • Haute Voltige® Performances, featuring special spectacular flying acts depending on the environment and the local regulations.

 

24 JUN – MICHEL COSTE

We are very sad to announce the fatal accident of Michel Coste on Sunday 23 June.
Michel was flying an airshow routine with the Patrouille Reva (Space Knights), an original and excellent formation team of 3xVarieze.

The accident occurred while Michel was performing a figure during the airshow held on the airbase of Nancy-Ochey in France for a reason which is unknown at this point.
The aircraft crashed in a safety zone, away from the public attendance estimated of 40,000 people. The accident is under enquiry by the "Gendarmerie de l'Air" of the Metz-Nancy-Lorraine airport.

Michel was 49 years old, a former fighter pilot in the French Air Force. With the Space Knights aerobatic team, he participated in the FAI World Grand Prix since 1998 in Europe, Japan and P.R. China.
He was a very nice man and everyone appreciated his smile and his attitude.
We lost a very good friend and we express our deepest condolences to his family and friends.

 
JULY - SEPTEMBER


26 AUG – IT’S A BOY!

We're very happy to announce that Svetlana Kapanina, triple world champion and very appreciated pilot of the FAI World Grand Prix has given birth to a little boy called Peresvet. The Haute Voltige Team sends its best wishes to the new parents and their baby.

 

30 AUG – NEW FEMALE LEADER FOR THE FLYING BULLS

Radka Machova is officially the new leader of the Flying Bulls team. She will hold this position alternatively with Jiri Tlusty.

 

09 SEP – SECOND HVYP TRAINING CAMP

The second HVYP training camp successfully took place this week-end in Hungary under the supervision of Peter Besenyei.

 

22 SEP – 2002 HAUTE VOLTIGE AEROBATICS JAPAN GRAND PRIX

The 2002 Haute Voltige® Aerobatics Japan Grand Prix will be held at Twin Ring Motegi (Japan) the first week-end of November 2002 (01-03).

Six solo pilots and 2 formation teams will compete in this 18th FAI World Grand Prix™.
In addition to the Grand Prix solo pilots and teams, a Dutch team of five microlight aircraft, a Franco-Spanish team of six paramotors and a Japanese team of three helicopters will take part in the Haute Voltige® Air Musical.

This year, a new story was written under the title "Dreamings" and the music has been especially composed by Almadrava.

 

A CD with 14 songs has just been mastered and copies will be available for sale quite soon.
A worldwide Première!

>>> music samples

 


Jazz and Haute Voltige® Aerobatics: LilyHorn Is Born, currently composing for another Haute Voltige® Air Musical will present 6 pieces in avant-première.

>>> music samples

 

 
OCTOBER - DECEMBER


12 OCT – HAUTE VOLTIGE & ESOTERIC DEVELOPMENTS

Haute Voltige and Esotec have agreed to collaborate for developing the Hummingbird project, a non-conventional aircraft designed by Philip Carter.
>>> Hummingbird project web site

 

22 OCT – IT’S SVETLANA FEDORENKOS TURN

Almost 2 months after announcing the birth of Svetlana Kapanina's little boy, we are now very pleased to announce the birth of Denis, Svetlana Fedorenko's baby boy, on the 3rd of October. The parents and the baby are well and in the name of the Haute Voltige team we wish them all the happiness in the world.

 

03 NOV – GP N° 018 – MOTEGI NEWS

31 October 2002
After successfully gathering all aircraft, pilots, technicians and musicians in the last three days, the official rehearsal (competition and air musical flights) brilliantly took place today.

Tomorrow is the first public day with the qualification flights in the morning and the premiere of the Air Musical Dreamings in the afternoon.

If the weather was great today, unfortunately bad weather is expected tomorrow.
Therefore, provided the qualification flights do take place tomorrow, we will put the results on-line as soon as possible.

01 November 2002
As forecasted, the weather gradually worsened today.
In the morning, the visibility was still correct and despite the clouds and the thin rain, the paramotors team Paraddax, the Mat Aero Team (Microlights), the Alpha Aviation team (helicopters) and Lily Horn Is Born (Sax quartet) were able to perform beautifully.

The qualification flights could also take place normally except for Klaus Schrodt (the last pilot to fly) who could not execute his programme due to the worsened weather conditions.  Please see below the results:

Solo Pilots
1.         Peter Besenyei              (HUN)   10'064 pts
2.         Nikolay Timofeev            (RUS)   9'840 pts
3.         Jurgis Kairys                 (LTU)     9'832 pts
4.         Viktor Tchmal                (RUS)   9'760 pts
5.         Mikhail Mamistov           (RUS)   9'648 pts

As mentioned, Klaus Schrodt (GER) was not marked.

Formation Teams
1.         Flying Bulls                   (CZE)    9'888 pts
2.         Matadors                       (GBR)    9'760 pt

In the afternoon the fog joined the rain and the "air" part of the Air Musical Dreamings had to be interrupted halfway through, leaving the audience discovering the story and the music specially composed by Almadrava.
The programme for tomorrow consists of the competition flights in the morning and the Air Musical Dreamings in the afternoon (if the weather allows it of course!)

02 November 2002
The weather conditions being perfect today, the competition flights took place and here are the results:

Solo Pilots
1.         Jurgis Kairys                 (LTU)    10'472 pts
2.         Klaus Schrodt                (GER)   10'352 pts
3.         Peter Besenyei              (HUN)   10'312 pts
4.         Viktor Tchmal                (RUS)   10'208 pts
5.         Nikolay Timofeev            (RUS)   10'200 pts
6.         Mikhail Mamistov           (RUS)  9'856 pts
Only the three first solo pilots will compete tomorrow for the Super Final.

Formation Teams
1.         Matadors                       (GBR)   9'776 pts
2.         Flying Bulls                   (CZE)     9'752 pts

 

06 NOV – GP N° 018 – FINAL RANKING

FAI WORLD GRAND PRIX

 

COMPETITION RESULTS

WINNERS - 4TH SERIES 2002

 

 

Solo Pilots - Klaus Shrodt

 

Formation Teams - Flying Bulls & Matadors

 

Aircraft Manufacturer - Extra & Sukhoi

 

 

 

 

FINAL RANKING

 

 

 

 

Name

Nation

Points

 

Solo Pilots

 

 

 

 

1st

SCHRODT Klaus

GER

10

 

2nd

KAIRYS Jurgis

 

14

 

Equal 3rd

BESENYEI Peter

HUN

12

 

Equal 3rd

MAMISTOV Mikhail

RUS

12

 

Equal 3rd

TCHMAL Viktor

RUS

12

 

6th

TIMOFEEV Nikolay

RUS

12

 

7th

KROTOV Alexandre

 

1

 

Formation Teams

 

 

 

Equal 1st

FLYING BULLS

CZE

22

 

Equal 1st

MATADORS

GBR

22

 

Aircraft Manufacturer

 

 

 

Equal 1st

EXTRA

GER

22

 

Equal 1st

SUKHOI

RUS

22

 

 

22 NOV – GP N° 018 – PHOTOS FROM MOTEGI, JAPAN

Check out the photos made at the 2002 Haute Voltige® Aerobatics Japan Grand Prix.

 

07 DEC – 2003 REGULATIONS

Regulations for the Fai World Grand Prix 2003 are currently being amended. The new set will be available on-line around mid-January.

 

17 DEC – FAI WORLD GRAND PRIX 2002 – 2003

Further to the 18th FAI World Grand Prix held in Motegi, Japan, and despite his victory in this final leg, Jurgis Kairys (LTU) could not prevent the German Ace Klaus Schrodt, 2001 Freestyle World Aerobatic Champion, from winning the World Grand Prix title for 2002.
The formation teams Matadors (GBR) and Flying Bulls (CZE) finish on a draw...The corrida will go on next year, come and see the fight!
The 2003 schedule will be officially announced early March but further to its great success (over 50'000 audience on site) another competition is expected to be held at Motegi, Japan, on October 31st, November 01st and 02nd, 2003.
The FAI expects this spectacular event to expand internationally in order to promote air sports world wide, in connection with the artistic and cultural approach successfully developed through the Haute Voltige Air Musicals.
New regulations for the competition will be put in place by mid-January but we can reveal that flight programmes of the FAI World Grand Prix will include the outstanding "Precision Technica", the creative Freestyle to music "Aeria", and the extreme "Haute Voltige Ultimate Challenge".
Competitors will need to apply for exclusive Haute Voltige/FAI World Grand Prix licences, which will be delivered by the FAI World Grand Prix Committee (ruled by the FAI).

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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